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    Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    I foolishly allowed my son to use my dual-boot computer (Linux+Win7) for homework. He managed to delete bootmgr. Now I get this error upon powering up: "BOOTMGR is missing/Press Ctrl+Alt_Del to restart". I ran bootinfoscript with these results:

    Code:
                     Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and uses an 
        embedded config file:
        
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
        search.fs_uuid 75011d42-a3d0-4585-abbc-23326b429af5 root 
        set prefix=($root)/boot/grub
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
        -----.
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
        for (,msdos1)/boot/grub on this drive.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /Boot/BCD
    
    sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sdc1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img
    
    sdc2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdc5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Mounting failed:   mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *             63   312,576,704   312,576,642   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdb1    *             63   312,560,639   312,560,577   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    Drive: sdc _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 90.0 GB, 90028302336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10945 cylinders, total 175836528 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdc1    *          2,048   169,025,535   169,023,488  83 Linux
    /dev/sdc2         169,027,582   175,835,135     6,807,554   5 Extended
    /dev/sdc5         169,027,584   175,835,135     6,807,552  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
    /dev/sda1        5814174314172392                       ntfs       Data
    /dev/sdb1        86CC6373CC635D05                       ntfs       Bkup
    /dev/sdc1        06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314   ext4       
    /dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sda1        /media/Data              fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sdb1        /media/Bkup              fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sdc1        /media/06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ext4       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
    /dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
    
    
    =========================== sdc1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      insmod vbe
      insmod vga
      insmod video_bochs
      insmod video_cirrus
    }
    
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      insmod part_msdos
      insmod ext2
      set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    insmod png
    if background_image /usr/share/images/desktop-base/spacefun-grub.png; then
      set color_normal=light-gray/black
      set color_highlight=white/black
    else
      set menu_color_normal=white/black
      set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
      if background_color 44,0,30; then
        clear
      fi
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
    	set gfxpayload="${1}"
    	if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
    		set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    	else
    		set vt_handoff=
    	fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-48-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-48-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-48-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-48-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-48-generic-pae ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-48-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-48-generic-pae
    }
    submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-45-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-45-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-45-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-45-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-45-generic-pae ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-45-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-45-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-30-generic-pae ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-29-generic-pae ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae root=UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
    }
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ntfs
    	set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 5814174314172392
    	chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sdd1)" --class windows --class os {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ntfs
    	set root='(hd3,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root C4501EEF501EE7C6
    	drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    	chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =============================== sdc1/etc/fstab: ================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=06f092a2-390f-475a-9fea-c3a471ac2314 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    #UUID=5d881c79-b4e4-4f28-8519-2a9ae1edf7d9 none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sdc1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/core.img                             1
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae           3
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic-pae           2
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-30-generic-pae           1
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-45-generic-pae           2
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-48-generic-pae           3
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae              1
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic-pae              1
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic-pae              2
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-45-generic-pae              1
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-48-generic-pae              2
                   =                vmlinuz                                        2
                   =                vmlinuz.old                                    1
    
    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========
    
    sdd 
    
    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================
    
    ERROR: asr: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: ddf1: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: ddf1: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709420032
    ERROR: hpt37x: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 4608
    ERROR: hpt45x: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709545984
    ERROR: isw: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709550592
    ERROR: isw: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: isw: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073708468736
    ERROR: jmicron: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: lsi: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: nvidia: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709550592
    ERROR: sil: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: via: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: asr: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: ddf1: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: ddf1: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709420032
    ERROR: hpt37x: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 4608
    ERROR: hpt45x: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709545984
    ERROR: isw: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709550592
    ERROR: isw: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: isw: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073708468736
    ERROR: jmicron: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: lsi: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: nvidia: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709550592
    ERROR: sil: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    ERROR: via: seeking device "/dev/sdd" to 18446744073709551104
    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    Any help would be immensely appreciated. I'm dead in the water as of now.

  2. #2
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    Re: Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    I know the new UEFI systems have a copy of bootmgr in Windows separate from the efi partition, but do not know if Windows has another copy. They pretty much assume you make the backups.

    I know the horse is already out of the barn, but you need to do this once you get it working. Do you have access ot another Windows computer that is same 32 bit or 64 bit any version? Work, school, neighbour? Then you can do can make the repairCD from that computer also.

    The vendor recovery DVDs are just an image of your drive as purchased. If you have housecleaned a lot of cruft normally included, run many updates with many reboots, and added software you may want a full back up.
    Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post12611710
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
    Another suggestion by srs5694
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html

    They may know more here:
    http://www.eightforums.com/
    http://www.sevenforums.com/


    Last edited by oldfred; July 2nd, 2013 at 05:05 PM.
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    Re: Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    Which of the three hard disks has boot priority. I see that you have

    sda = Windows 7
    sdb = Windows XP
    sdc = Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

    But I also see

    Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
    Grub2 (v1.99) is installed into the MBR of /dev/sdb
    Grub2 (v1.99) in installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

    The boot files for Windows 7 are in /boot/BCD

    but where are the boot files for Windows XP?

    If sdb has the boot priority then, as far as I can see it does not have any boot files for Windows XP and BOOTMGR is surely a Windows boot manager.

    Have you tried changing the boot priority to boot from one of the other hard disks?

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    Re: Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    Multiple installs of Windows but all boot loaders into the drive BIOS is set to boot from and the active partition or boot flagged NTFS partition. So all boot files are in one partition unless you specifically specify otherwise during Windows installs.
    Maybe all boot files were erased?
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    Re: Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    Which of the three hard disks has boot priority. I see that you have

    sda = Windows 7
    sdb = Windows XP
    sdc = Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

    But I also see

    Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
    Grub2 (v1.99) is installed into the MBR of /dev/sdb
    Grub2 (v1.99) in installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc

    The boot files for Windows 7 are in /boot/BCD

    but where are the boot files for Windows XP?

    If sdb has the boot priority then, as far as I can see it does not have any boot files for Windows XP and BOOTMGR is surely a Windows boot manager.

    Have you tried changing the boot priority to boot from one of the other hard disks?

    Regards.



    Actually the XP references are from a much earlier install of Windows. Only 2 OSes are installed: Linux 12.04 LTS and Win 7. I was able to use my Win 7 CD to effect a repair installation. Windows now boots but Linux hangs. I'll give your suggestion to alter boot priority a try.
    Last edited by whitesmith; July 3rd, 2013 at 01:15 AM.

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    Re: Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Multiple installs of Windows but all boot loaders into the drive BIOS is set to boot from and the active partition or boot flagged NTFS partition. So all boot files are in one partition unless you specifically specify otherwise during Windows installs.
    Maybe all boot files were erased?
    Please see reply to grahammechanical. Thanks.
    Last edited by whitesmith; July 3rd, 2013 at 01:23 AM.

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    Re: Help! My kid deleted bootmgr and I'm dead in the water!

    Once you have this fixed, you might want to consider setting up non-admin users (Win and Ubuntu) for your kid so this doesn't happen again.

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